Reply To: Online Module 2: Minecraft and the Curriculum

Minecraft for Education Minecraft Course Forum Online Module 2: Minecraft and the Curriculum Reply To: Online Module 2: Minecraft and the Curriculum

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Pat Brennan
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Part one: Discuss what the criteria are for an effective lesson in Minecraft education.
Firstly I think it is important that IT has a key role and function in the school and that it is embedded in the school community. It survives where it thrives. The children will have the advantage of knowing Minecraft and while I introduce it to them, I am sure that I will be the student more than the teacher. However, that’s the beauty of it because it will be child-centred and child-led. The children will enjoy the trust and freedom to explore this resource in class and I know from experience that they will be thoroughly engaged and excited learners, what better way to learn really. They will have prior knowledge in most cases and engage in meaningful discussions and make connections to their life and their friends life. It will be a safe environment and a great way to learn.

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